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Community-wide Events

A variety of community-wide events take place throughout the week of Homecoming.

These events are open to all and include campus tours, speaker panels and gallery exhibits. Discover the University of Manitoba and take part in Homecoming 2017 by attending one of these events. Register for one or all events here.

Indigenous Achievement Homecoming 2017

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge

Indigenous students are invited to connect with U of M alumni, faculty staff and community leaders to learn about various career paths, and get inspired by their successes at an exciting speed networking event. Afterward, everyone is welcome to enjoy a free lunch in Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge.

Please pre-register for the speed networking event by Sept. 1.

UMCycle Grand Opening

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Corner of Sydney Smith Street and Curry Place

Join us for the Grand Opening of the UMCycle Bike Kiosk, a full-service bike shop at the centre of the University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus.

For more information please visit

Grand Opening of the New Addition to the Taché Arts Complex

Date: Thursday, September 14
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Location: Taché Arts Complex, Fort Garry Campus (Enter on Maclean Crescent behind the Desautels Faculty of Music)

A brand new 60,000 square foot home for music, theatre and fine arts at the University of Manitoba is ready to open its doors. Join us for the grand opening of the new addition to the Taché Arts Complex.

Spend the evening exploring stunning new spaces, and enjoying live performances by Desautels Faculty of Music students, faculty and alumni.

There is no cost for this event but space is limited and registration is required.

Homecoming Football Game (Manitoba Bisons vs. Calgary Dinos)

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time: 12 p.m. Gates open, 1 p.m. Kickoff
Location: Investors Group Field

Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased here. Kids 12 and under are free.

Show your U of M spirit and cheer on the Bisons as they take on the U of C Dinos! Bring the whole family for a fun-filled game day experience with Billy the Bison and Mini U Programs running activities on the concourse throughout the game.

University of Manitoba Students’ Union Homecoming Block Party

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Location: 3rd floor of UMSU University Centre

The University of Manitoba Students’ Union is opening up the entire 3rd floor of UMSU University Centre to bring you the best back-to-school party around!

For more information on this event and all of the other exciting events taking place during orientation week please visit

Brown & Gold Brunch

Date: Sunday, September 17
Time: Doors open at 11 a.m. | Brunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Multi-purpose Room, UMSU University Centre

Hosted by Chancellor Harvey Secter & President and Vice-Chancellor David T. Barnard, please join us to celebrate your reunion with fellow classmates and commemorate the University of Manitoba’s 140th birthday as you enjoy musical performances and hear inspiring stories from students and alumni.

The Autonomous Agents Laboratory will also be on hand, showcasing their award-winning robots. The teams of undergraduate and grad students are fresh off of a very successful trip from the FIRA HuroCup robotics competition in Kaohsiung, Taiwan where they won two gold and one silver medal and finished fourth overall. Demonstrations of their two humanoid robots will include archery, weightlifting, long jump and basketball.

Space is limited. Purchase tickets here.

Bruce D. Campbell Farm & Food Discovery Centre Open Farm Day

Come visit the Farm and Food Discovery Centre!

Date: Sunday, September 17
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Glenlea Research Station 15 km south of Winnipeg on Highway 75

The Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre will throw open its doors to the public at no cost on September 17th. Come experience this interactive facility which explores modern food production, from the farm to your fork.  You can look into a pig barn, tour the dairy barns, make ice cream and learn all about agriculture in Manitoba.

Register here.





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